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. it will be great. >> thank you. >> looking forward to that. >> coming up... from michael finney free stuff good for the environment z a sweet to eat. >> that is next. then at 6:00 automotive technology being developed to help get you hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> you know the weekend is here. >> michael is here with finney's friday free stuff. >> let's start with bambooy. it's a reusable towel that is disposal made out of bamboo. >> cool. >> you know it's the fastest growing plant. >> right. >> it's easy to grow and everything. so it's reusable. >> this feels soft. >> use it and it's about the size of a paper. only costs $1. safeway guys, they are a crack up these guys. >> hosts clothed -- closed so they came up with cream cake golden cake with creamy filling. look familiar to you? >> yes? they have this side of, and these guys here. this is not hohos. >> chocolate cake rolled with creamy f
school, students learning dos and don'ts of live online that. story is coming up. >> and michael finney taking your questions and will answer them here live a little later. you can contact michael on finney abc 7. >> ask on this sparkling friday evening, afternoon, let's take a look at traffic. evening commute gets underway. you're looking live at skyway. you can see sticky in both directions, particularly on the left side of the screen. those cars are trying to get across the bay bridge. stay with us. >>> white house reveal td official portrait for the second term. >> he's smiling this time, unlike the first term portrait. commander in chief showing more gray in the hair. >> the photo shot an all girl web video. >> theme is our people our future. i believe when our people are succeed chg they got the tools we theed to get the great education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that... there is nothing can stop america. >> the three-minute long video is from the inaugural committee. on it, he discusses what the inauguration means to him
coldest spots will be naft in just a moment. >> and'kjñ then, from 7 on your side michael finney where your pg&e bill is expected to rise starting this month. where customers can save money. >> and meet one of the bay area's babies born this year. this little guy has a special >>> a naked man with a sword faced off against police for three hours this morning. officers say they first spotted this man in a vehicle after someone report td a person with an assault rifle. they pulled up behind him, the man man did something unexpect ootd subject exited the vehicle without any clothes basically naked with a sword z again, his statements when he got out of the vehicle were that you're going have to kill me. >> the man ran from the scene, slamming his sword on the ground and surrendered. officers recovered ab assault wem wep onfrom the car. the man was treated for injury autos the san jose mayor hopes the new year will bring piece paes and good will for him. the mayor advise yilted several fire stations this morning. he's done this tour before but 2012 was a stressful time between reed and the
, warmer temperatures today. >> nice. michael finney, spencer christian. >> yes. yes. >> might want to pay attention, though. >> yes. >> milder today, going to be turning cooler over the weekend. this will probably please you. look at this awesome view of the sky. wow. a southbound stunning sunset ask clouds around making the sunset very colorful. it's mainly sunny skies at the moment. just thin streaks of clouds in the way area sky. and no precipitation at the moment. there are patches of moisture off shore looping you can see lines of moisture appearing to be sort of a falling apart as they hit the coastline well. do have a chance of isolated showers, right now, it's mild outside. 64 in redwood city. 60 degrees in oakland fremont. mountain view. 59 in livermore, 59 up in santa rosa. these are the forecast features. slight chance of showers in the north bay overnight. turning cooler tomorrow. so we'll see milder weather again next week. lows into mid to upper 40s. low to mid-40s in north bay valleys. satellite image shows an approaching cold front. it has moisture with us. a slight chance
's reached. >> out of control. a going terribly wrong at the x game autos michael finney is taking your questions and will answer them here live just a little bit later. >> and let's give you a look at traffic on this monday. the headlights coming towards you trying to get on to the bay bridge. pretty slow going. there is a situation that is reamy slowing things down. >>> spencer says the count story taking a step towards sending man in space. he says they launch aid monkey into orbit. showing the monkey strapped into a missile launched into space. the launch could be a cause for concern for the u.s. indicating progress by iran to launch long range missiles. the state department spokesperson says the us cuss not confirm that flight was a success. >> marisa myer leading yahoo to better than expected earnings and face book making a big change to the e commerce division. >> hi, emily. >> a big day for yahoo. earnings that beat estimates. the company says revenue is up and doesn't sound like much. shares of yahoo surged 30% since myer became ceo in july. now, investors are urging her to out
sex laboring. >> and michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here live. you can contact michael on finney abc 7 and on twitter, misdemeanor finney. >> at 4:12 our first check of the traffic. a live look at san francisco skyway. usual left to right crawl. a lot better for folks heading towards 101 south on the righthand side of the screen. back with m hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> well, they're not only new york's finest but may be some of nork's strongest. you're looking at videotape of police officers lifting up a taxi that had just run over a man. officers were chasing the guy. he ran in front of the cab and got hit. the cops lifted the taxes ease and were able to spring it -- swing it sideway autos former president bush left the hospital today after spending two months being treat forward a lingering illness. h
. >> michael finney will answer your questions here live in just a few minutes. you can contact michael on as well as on twitter. m finney. >> and taking a look at san francisco skyway, it's your get away friday. but if heading towards east bay you're not going to get there too quickly. traffic heading south to the#uv peninsula and beyond moving better now. bettthey don't need one, wes, clay, and demarcus tried on the depend real fit briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even while playing pro football. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. get a free sample and try one on for yourself. >>> we have breaking news in petta luma. sky 7 is over the worker found a body in a recycling center on petaluma boulevard south appearing to be in a pile of material going to be processed. no word yet on howtííq police on how they believe the body got there. there is a crew on wait to the scene. we'll bring updates at 5:00. >> police are praising the kmunlt for tip that's tlod arrest two of suspects bank robbers. it's a story you'll see only on abc
. michael finney is here to talk about a warning about this. >> yes. i think the news conference still going on and they're warning that information buried in time line can be resurrected by graph search. facebook ceo has advised those concerned to revisit your settings. go tolt lock icon on the upper righthand corner of your facebook page. you can also visit your activity log to see what else you've posted and what graph search users might find. you can limit the audience to friends only rather than the more open friends of friends category. it means everyone could see your posts. the age of the connected car is here, now, it's possible to shop for a deal while driving. proximity has teamed up with valpak to bring you coupe yonz while you drive. load it into your mobile phones. you're near at the time you're driving. you can. say commands like lunch and they will send coupons for restaurants. deals one reporter found included two for one hamburgers and 50% off dry cleaning. remember, stop the car before checking out the deals. if you've been to the gym, chances are you know how crowded it i
autos michael finney looks at another new law might help make a -- take away some pain when pulled over by ples. >> taking you laif long the parade route. forks are already staking out claims for best views. >> abc 7 news contin >>> new year brings a new that law that could affect the way some young people celebrate tonight aimed at under age td drinking home of party buses and how two deaths led to this change. >> this new law came about after a 19-year-old was killed jerry hill named the bill for the teenager. hill says the law will hold the party bus driver responsible for under aged drink oogt drivers now of buses if they see, or ignore alcohol being consume bid minors they'll be subject to a misdemeanor. >> another party bus incident occurred this year, a 25-year-old the santa cruz woman was killed after she and a minor fell out of a party bus. the victim died after being run over on highway 17. passengers had been drinking. law requires a chaperone if minors are passengers. to stop under aged drinking. however, the role in enforcement is limb yitd. >> if we stop them for any type
to reshape the landscape of higher education. >> thank you, leanne. >> coming up[jaÑç here, michael finney explains why you could see a spike in gas prices that could last several months. >> a bathroom eno vacation that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars belonging to a member of the president's cabinet. >> in the accu-weather forecast center i'm theer show you where temperatures will rise into mid-60s soon. my accu-weather forecast is coming up. >> and i'm vic lee. surf isy9xdup. ñ Ñ,Ñprpry"it >>> a man covered in flames after a fire at pier 47. this is the location shown by sky 7 hd. this happened just after 1:00 p.m. francis burn unit. another man treated for minor injuries. >> late today oakland police released a search of a man they're looking for. take a look at what we want to show you here. a woman says she's walking on east 12th street back in december, this man grab grabbed her from behind. he tried to pull her into a car with three other men inside shechl got way. police say to call them immediately if you recognize this man. >> a man accused of raping and robbing
carrier could be bagging those no baggage fee autos and from michael finney an app offering proof of smart fob phone thief autos and kaepernicking. telling abc 7 news what it s the news >>> a paroled ex conhas been sentenced for a sexual assault for his flol a shooting death of the occupy oakland encampment. a 25-year-old man died. 32-year-old isaac mcdaniels told police he gave his gun to the man charged with killing the victim. that man a 23-year-old is in custody awaiting trial. >> a veteran los angeles teacher is under arrest today accused of sexual assaulting 20 students and an adult. lapd detectives say he accused -- abused victims between september, 2011 and march, 2012. he was hired as a teacher when l.a. unified school district in 1974. he was removed from post last march when several girls claimed he touched them during class. he is facing 15 felony sexual abuse charges. bail set at $12 million. >> and no one wants information about detectives posted on facebook wall but under law there is nothing to prevent that from happening. >> this is happening this, is just remarkable. soci
. >>> also spencer? >> th a southern california woman into a five year cycle of debt. i'm michael finney. the story just ahead on 7 on your side. >>> i'm spencer christian. another night to shiver but the weekend ahead will give us sunshine to bask in. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up. >>> thank you, sensor. >>> also ahead, thejwwñ [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. san rafael. south bay, pleasanton and all of of the bay area this is abc 7 news. >>> the governor is on a new mission tonight. he is is pushing for more are online courses throughout california's college system. abc 7 education reporter lyanne melendez explains why it is all linked to money. >> california no long
of the gun buy back program. people weren't getting any money for it this time. >> plus, michael finney taking your questions on twit skbrer facebook. he'll answer them here live in just minutes. you can contact michael on finney abc 7 and on twitter. at m finney. >> taking a look at traffic right now skyway, this is heavier, but traffic quite heavy for drivers trying to make their way eastbound. it's heavy for drivers >>> new developments in the bizarre girlfriend hoax involuming mani teo. six others are claiming they fell victim. the man is accused of creating his fake identity of this woman pretending to be a young woman from stanford, one other victim spoke to abc news. she's a former beauty queen say sheg had conversation was that woman and says it turned out to be tuiasosopo8ketuiasoso. >> it's crazy that this whole thing is corrected to -- constructed to make this one girl seem real. she told me she played volleyball at van stan forward, a victoria secret model. >> she says she received a facebook message from manti teo three years ago. reading she keeps talk
fannie mae. >> also, michael finney shows us what is powering a new wave of lap tops hitting store shelf autos taking a look at traffic right now on the skyway is this a holiday? we weren't told of? i any for a lot of people it is. so it's light out there. really easy going in both directions across the bay bridge hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> a close call today for a pilot in the passenger as board a small plane that went off the runway in san carlos, then dose dived into the bay. david louie has the story. >> now, i'm david louie a plane is being towed after making a landing in san carlos airport. the plane was flying in from southern california. mid field. the plane ran out of runway, scraped a levy, landing in low tide. escaped unharmed. it's not known houchl damage was done to the plane. a tow truck worked to prevent possibility of fuel or oil leakage. >> it doesn't appear to b
bowl sunday? >> this young girl is out with her second hit. >> i'm michael finney. i'll compare three of the ratest electric cars and find out which goes to the >> some number crunching shows one in every seven boys will probably develop prostate cancer in as a man. number of cancer deaths has fallen by 20% in the past 20 years, doctors credit better testing and drugs that catch the disease. more men are developing prostate cancer because they're living longer. >> a new study finds american women have caught up to men in terms of risk of death from smoking. women are starting earlier and lung cancer risks for men hit a plateau in 1980s. researchers say the risk of dying of lung cancer is 25 times higher sfor smoke years a study found obese drivers face a higher risk of dying in car accidents and found obese drivers get less protection from seat belts. slightly more than a third of american adults are now considered obese. the study appears in emergency medicine journey. >> consumer reports partnered with 7 on your side to a report on a take on three electric cars. >> yes. oo as you've
the cyclist to court. >> and michael finney is taking your questions and will answer them here a little later. >> take a look at traffic now. afternoon commute, usual jam up on the skyway left to right heading to the lower deck of the bay bridge. it's better for folks heading towards the peninsula. stay with us, more still to come >>> an effort to bring healthier foods to san francisco bay view district is underway. two corner stores are getting healthy store makeovers, making it easier to buy, and prepare healthier foods for families. bay view residents suffer from diet related diseases at higher rates than other city residents. >> important to have this lunch to make the community aware of the healthier changes and options being brought to the community. >> the effort is part of the heal zone initiative. guardians are playing a role, it's the group of young baby residents. >> if you want to burn calories you can go running or maybe biking outside. this afternoon, jonathan bloom has a look at an alternative invented here in the bay area smrks say it combines best of both. >> in shadow of the
into a company accused of misrepresenting work as part of a government rebate program. i'm michael finney. the story is straight ahead. >> also tonight a san francisco water front property about to get an extreme makeover. moving forward without forgetting its past. >> and. >> i company whose >>> california senator feinstein is trying again to get assault weapons banned. on capitol hill today, she introduces a bill to outlaw 158 military style assault weapons and claims to have a lot of backing. this is a photo sent to abc 7 news by a local contingent in washington today in support of the bill. mark? >> we wanted to come to oakland because oakland has suffered from gun violence and will be hearing from residents. this morning's press conference, senator feinstein walked in with lawmakers, clergy and victims of gun violence. all supporting her call for a ban. >> we prohibit 158 military style firearms. >> it would stop sale, trance ferks imfor taigs and manufacture of assault weapons and clips that hold more than 10 bullets. >> military style assault weapons have but one purpose n my view
michael finney is helping trk a package crisscrossing the country for a month before the post office got it right. >> and an unusual alliance of technology and fitness. if you're trying to get back into shape there >>> a woman trying to rescue her dog after it fell down a cliff today and then, she got stuck, too. this happened this afternoon at golden gate national recreation area. the woman loading up her dogs then noticed one of them was missing. turned out she'd gone 50 feet over the cliff. >> halfway down the mountain so i went down the mountain. and had to slide. waitdz too -- too sandy. couldn't get 10 feet from him. and had to come get both of us. >> after hanging on the side of the cliff about half an hour, gail and koa were pulled to safety. officials recommend if your dog goes after the cliff you'll probably get stuck, too. >> today we've got a first look at the repair work happening on the bay bridge and extent of the damage. abc 7 news is live for us. heather this video makes it easy to understand why this work is so involved and costly. >> yes. it's part of the bridge that i
:00. >> plus, michael finney taking your questions on twit skbrer facebook. he'll answer them here live. you can contact michael on slash michael finney abc 7 and on twitter. m finney. >> it's your get away friday. taking a look at traffic, heavy especially so for drivers on the left side of the screen or trying to make their way east across the bay bridge. it's heavy for folks heading south towards 101 as well, stay with us. the news at 4:00 continues right after this. >>> some women taking action against what is called a vee vempk web site. a place where private photos are posted for anyone to see. the site is called, now taken down. one woman found semi nude photos of herself. >> i just can't imagine why someone would do this to anyone. e mail addresses hone foen numbers can get posted with these photos. >> marianne fell victim as well saying a man posted her private photos on the site. she says he called her quote, one of my exploits. two women filed a petition for damages and hope to have a class action lawsuit against and it's hosting company, go da
's a great time to take a look at your finance autos michael finney and our partners infro dus us to a woman learning the hard way what can happen if you do not plan ahead. >> start of the new year is a great time to get your finances in order. in a survey consumer reports found a surprising number of us have overlooked some of the basic financial precautions. now that, can be devastatedding, especially when disaster strike autos when they were married he went to take a run and never came back. >> he suffered a sudden heart attack. it was horrible z they couldn't revive him. >> the second blow, neither she, nor their two young children were named as a beneficiary on the pension. he'd neglected to switch it from parents and when karen asked them... >> they said no. our son left us as beneficiaries he wanted us to have the money. breaks my heart. >> consumer reports says financial oversights are all too common. >> our survey found in five years 86% of the respondents have not checked or updated important estate documents including wills and december nations. >> financial planner carol says ano
they should be paid more for is surplus energy. still to come, 7 on your side's michael finney on the growing debate over homes with solar power. >>> and now that there is a deal on the fiscal cliff, a look at the next big deadline for lawmakers. and what they did to help wealthy taxpayers. >>> plus, the new piece of evidence police hope will lead them to the man who killed a ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> today, san francisco police released videotape of a man who robbed a woman and then killed her dog, throwing roxie into oncoming traffic right in front of her. police are asking for your help. vic lee has the story. >> is this the video? >> the video here. you see the suspect actually running away after just committing the crime. >> reporter: the security camera video of the assailant after he reportedly killed the 12-year-old pekinge is seroxie. first in real time and then in slow mo but they h
's michael finney helps track a package that criss-crossed the country for months before the good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. and they won't be beginners for long. give a couple beginners a great idea, they'll go to where they can get the skills, the savings, and the supplies they need - to go from beginning... to doing... to beautifully done. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now this shaker vanity cabinet is a special buy at just one hundred, ninety-nine dollars. call (star star)thd to shop now. >> welcome back. it's 5:47. lisa has the forecast. i could go for more of yesterday. >> i know. >> in luck? >> no. break to you gently. it was really mild in the mid-60ss. felt kind of tropical out there. already looking at some
, michael finney helps track a package that criss-crossed the country for a criss-crossed the country for a month before the pos) 3 days ofg to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >> welcome back, 6:47. he's a foggy view but when you get this view you see the bay lights. but other than that, a cloudy backdrop. >> we are looking at the increasing clouds from an incoming weather system and also the lower clouds from fog. it is really kind of pretty, though. you see the lower clouds and the higher clouds out there. the winds have been picking up the northwesterly winds offshore and that is what is bogey to usher in the cooler air, the slight chance of a shower, and a big change in air mass from
to brighten the home. you know that. michael finney explains which brands to choose from. traffic it's moving nicely in both directions. stay >>> 911 tapes are giving us a sechbs frightening moments experienced by a pilot and passenger. >> the plain crash nootd hudson on sunday. >> in the water we're filling up. >> okay. >> okay. okay. >> plane is filling up. we're in the middle of huts on. >> that is 43-year-old chris schmidt, the passenger on the planeó= that took the plunge. >> the pilot, 39-year-old managed to land in the dark. the plane's loen engine failed just minutes after taking off. >> you can hear the very moment their bodies make contact with icy water, listen. >> i'm going to lose you. i'm going to lose you. okay. okay. the water. the water. the watt jer freezing. >> yes. yes. >> the passenger and pilot survived thanks to their life vests almost 30 minutes they spent in that icy water. >> this happened four years and a few days after captain suly sullenberger pulled off the first miracle on the hudson. >> well, puppy bowl has become a super bowl week tradition. >> but does it co
up. >> and michael finney is ta taking your questions, you can contact michael on abc 7 and on twitter, at m finney. >> taking a look outside. you're looking live at san francisco skyway. traffic heading towards you. trying to get on to the bay bridge. slow. heading towards peninsula, easy, no problems. stay with us. >>> the maker of popular frozen pizza intrandz facing a class action lawsuit this afternoon. the suit claims that the cheese in frozen pizzas contains transfats chr known to promote heart disease. the brands include digiorno, stouffers and california pizza kitchen. a woman initiated this suit. >> she likes to make pizza for them. it shouldn't have a toxic additive banned in parts of the world. >> california and 13 u.s. cities banned transfats in foods served in restaurants, houfrk it did not include packaged foods.y.:÷ nestle says claims are baseless. >> a change for research in motion. apple taking action to protect the store season. >> that is right. hi, emily. >> good afternoon, carolyn and dan wh. a black berry by any othervu>3ñ man taste as sweet in r
casino under construction. reaching a new milestone tonight. >> michael finney with property tax advice on how to avoid paying more[ >>> where he believe we have the piece on bar pilot. >> yes. dan noyes went looking for answers today and had questions. >> i had0[%c that strange confrontation of the bar pilot's office while finding out new information about that bar pilot these are tense times at san francisco bar pilot office. just after i arrived at pier 9 to ask questions bar pilot though not involve ntd accident began cursing at me and then... >> are you push meeg? >> no.. >> i call td cop autos let's go. >> while i called police he hit me again. >> i'm at pier 9. at -- . >> he just push immediate again. >> the head of the bar pilots refused to talk about this or important issue what mistakes led to overseas raymar hitting the bridge yesterday. the staff told me he was busy with pilot attorneys ii team dug further into the bar pilot guiding the tanker we found three incidents. august 2009 he ground a bulk carrier two days later unable to stop another ship and damaged a cat walk n ma
and perhaps working on the future of the football. in belmont abc 7 news. >> coming up here next michael finney with ann9yhÑ unusual coincidence. >> two car6íi. buffs order same parts, both get so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> they don't make cars like they used to. it's all the more reason to preserve soldy autos two bay area men are doing just that. they both ordered custom parts from the same company. >> both needed help from michael finney here now. >> it's amazing they have the same pro
, don't make a move. michael finney has the best ways to slim down.11 >>> every year one of the most popular solutions to lose weight but how can we do it this year? can you keep it up? >> michael finney and consumer reports tackled the best diets and which ones are best. >> more than two-thirds of american adults are overweight even obese. the top resolution is dreaded "d" word, diet. they surveyed 9,000 subscribers rating more than a dozen from the most popular diets. >> terry stays fit with the help of an app, my fitness pal. >> all you have to do is find the food i've eaten, select the number of servings and it goes right into it. >> it was among the top rated in consumer reports surveyed of subscribers who were asked about real life experiences with 13 popular ways to lose weight. >> people that used the app made them aware of how many calories and how much they were exercising. >> live fitness pal has feature that has a bar code scanner. you can track how many calories from exercising. >> besides the do it yourself diets, we rated commercial diets that you generally have to pay
fans. >> i'm michael finney, its common complaint between couples. messy homes. messy homes. toolinsoe enmise tot atint ilyel y s luloonge iuronirplin ocdiou r om >>> the fda is requiring the makers of ambien to lower the amount of drug in the drug. doses will be lowered for men but it will not be mandatory. the changes apply to all insomnia treatments containing the drug which is sold under the brand ambien and several others. >> larry: all right. getting organized is one of your new year's resolutions, there are a lot of things to get the job done. >> carolyn: michael finney is here with helpful tips. >> what do couples argue about the most? money comes to mind but consumer reports survey shows 40% of a couples argue more about messes. here are new tools to help you clean up the clutter. >> this is overflowing with clothes and cluttered kitchen drawers. that is where a professional organizer comes to the rescue. >> a good general tip is to start with the very common areas of your space. the place that you are all the time. >> consumer reports shop smart consulted with professi
amendment. >> michael finney tonight on a call for a federal investigation into a wells fargo bank program described by one woman as a death trap. >> late new updates tonight on the notes tra dame player whose leukemia stricken girlfriend from stanford was >>> tonight the president is pushing for a broad series of tighter gun controls on massive plan. it's the direct result of course of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut where 20 school children were killed by a gunman. abc 7 news is here with what is more on the plan. >> yes. it's not going to be easy said the president, polls show most americans support many measures proposed today. the president called his gun control measures common sense. >> i believe must gun owners agree we can respect the second amendment but keeping an irresponsible few from harm on a massive scale. >> he is pushing for a ban on high capacity clips and a renewed ban on military style semi automatic rifles. to get the ball rolling today he signed 23 executive measures into law, including strengthenthing the national criminal background check system. at a gun viole
. >> i have been watching michael finney several years and i have been learning things we need to do to protect ourselves. >> there are reports of elder abuse increasing nearly 15% in eight years. more than 1800 cases reported last year alone. a group of senior citizens to better protect seniors. >> if we can put the energy into this business of theirs by scamming the elderly and putting it into more worth while causes we'd be a better society. >> advocates say the best protection is constant interaction with family and friends. >> isolation is one of the biggest things that create the environment for this to occur just their loneliness. it increases vulnerability hugely. >> she says the sad truth is that many of us are those closest to them. >> the saddest thing about elder abuse is that people who are the perpetrators are the people that are closest to. people that care for them its also trusting nature of seniors that can lead them open to fraud. >> die nile to people taking advantage of them is huge. it does happen. it happens all the time. something seniors have to watch skpb ca
happened? i'm michael finney. 7 on your side is coming up. >> we'll see another mild day, winder like >>> day two of a buy back program had a surprising number of people turning in guns for nothing because there is no money left to buy back the firearms meaning it's just a gun surrender program today. wayne freedman shows us why many turned in their guns anyway. >> in mill valley a previously uncontemplated equation. the higher the income level, fewer, finer gun autos we'd tlik see more turned in today. i think we're off to a good start. >> weapons range from bebe gun to a semi automatic rifle. to this piece, turned in, still loaded. >> this belonged to my stepfather. i think he'd want me to do this. and i, i'm not a gun person. >> nor arks apparently are many residents as lng as there is money involved. the district attorney began last week with 43,000ses today give away as n incentive, receiving 827 firearm that's day. >> there are so many, the county began issuing vouchers, today no, promises except a clean conscience. >> i don't want any money for it. >> the county spends $67,000,
to spend a lot for a great if be? >> michael finney and our pans at "consumer reports" sometimes paying more is not bad. >> do you feel your home is looking drab? it is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. when it comes to choosing paint it goes way beyond color. >> gale is at the local hardware store looking at paints after a great experience repainting the bedroom. >> it looks brand new. >> a new color can be inexpensive way to get a whole new look say experts at "consumer reports." they evaluated 65 paints. the tester says steer clear of economy paint. >> a good price is a good thing but stay away from inexpensive paints. >> you do not need to spend top dollar. benjamin moore which can cost up to $68 a gallon did well but was not top rated in consumer reports latest paint test. the highest scores went to paints that cost half that, a new brand called clark and they are sold at ace hardware selling for $33 a gallon. >> it topped the rating in satin finish. and in semi gloss and among the best in the flats hiding imperfections. >> the clark paints resisted stain and stood up to s
. >> thank you very much. >> michael finney reports on the frustrated fans say the team has in the owe offered enough super bowl tickets to the 49er faith oofl as we continue next, controversial crime fighting tactics police in oakland are considering. it's a story you'll see on apc 7 news. it shows there may be a better way. >> daring display that brought a freeway to a stand still. patrol is fraun -- frowning on this reckless behavior. >> expect a chill overnight but milder weather coming our way. i'll have the accu-weather forecast in just a moment. >> and later supreme court >> and later supreme court justice sotoys of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> a woman shot at 69th
and struggle it took to restrain him. >> michael finney will answer your questions here live, you can contact michael on finney abc 7. >> and taking a look at the san francisco skyway right now, if you're trying to make your way across the bay bridge heading east it's going to take time. but for drivers on the right side of the screen heading south to the peninsula, 101 looking better. stay with us. abc 7 ne >>> bay area dog owners are getting their wish. today, mileo's kitchen announced it's getting rid of it's treats. nestle purina took similar action. the treats linked to the l morgan hic 7 news her dog died after eating the treats. the recalls after trace amounts of antibiotics from china were found in the products. >> ensureance giant ai. g decided against joining a shareholder lawsuit against the u.s. government, legally obligated3okñ to consider joinig the suit brought by the former ceo who claims the terms were not fair to aig share holders. the government rescued kpt from the brink of collapse after it nearly imploded after making huge bets on investment that's
plan to help improve california schools has critics saying hold on just a moment. from michael finney demand being made by homeowner was solar panels. what they're planning to do if they don't get what they want. those stories and more coming up at 6:00. >> stanford cardinals due to land tonight. >> here is a live look now. buses waiting to take coaches and players back to the campus. >> yes. cardinal comes back after beating wisconsin yesterday. the win marks7kcdr stanford's ft rose bowl win in 40 years. >> congratulations that is cool. >> it s thanks for joining us. world news is next. >>> this is "world news." tonight, back from the brink. the stock market soars as washington's tax deal becomes real. and a tough guy sounds off for everyone sick of gridlock in congress. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >>> break news. hillary clinton discharged from the hospital. and we have the latest on her health tonight. >>> flare-up. espn's hannah storm burned by an exploding outdoor grill. see the danger to you, of cooler weather and a propane fire ball. >>> and more e
. >> cheryl: michael finney explains regulations are welcomed. >> they are but they are very strict. new rules eliminate the loans that got so many people in trouble. risky interest only and no documentation loans will be banned under the regulations from new consumer financial protection bureau. they would be rifd to verify and inspect the borrower's financial records and discouraged to lending anyone with debts greater than 43% of their annual income. hope is mortgage borrowers will be able to afford to repay the loans they take out. the center for responsible living said that it is balanced and reasonable approach. these rules take effect next year. >> new guidelines to protect privacy of californians using apps. they hope the glide lines will be used to ensure that californians to know what personal information is collected and with whom it's being shared. one suggestion is to use a pop-up to notify consumers how they are personally identifiable information. the attorney general reached agreement in consistent area. >> good news for students and families how to pay for college. a survey, c
faithful learning how to get in on tickets to a playoff game. >> michael finney reports on a woman left in the cold two months after an energy audit that may have saved her life. we'll be right back. >>> a new campaign hit the streets of san francisco aiming to redefine the meaning of the word jihad. these ads have been plastered on muni buses as part of the counsel of callede6uu my jihad project. the council wants to reclaim the word from terrorists and want the word to show a different meaning. a constant struggle to improve. ads part of a nationwide effort to fight discrimination towards museum autos a -- muslims. >>+z a g.o.p. assemblyman borrowed an idea from republican governors in texas and florida a degree would be available to stid students and the bill targets chico, long beach and turlock for a pilot program. cost of going to college is $30,000 now and many california campuses. >> listen to this. 49ers revealed there are a limited number of tickets available for next saturday's playoff game at candle stick. now, 49ers will sell tickets on ticket master and can buy tickets f
in fines to settle claims of charging customers wrong prices at the register. >íu+1g michael finney is here. >> this is huge in the bay area, seeming to be on every corner here in san francisco. district attorneys have settled their complaints today against a giant pharmaceutical chain claiming scanners sometimes settlements. walgreens will offer a $5 seltelment agreing to pay a $1.4 million fine without admitting wrong doing. wall streens -- wall greens tells 7 on your side we're committed to fair pricing, fully informing shoppers and giving our customers products they want at competitive prices. this agreement under scores our commitment. sales figures show wages up by 3 plt 5% last year. analysts reported five jobs saw biggest increases. let me show you what they are. construction workers enter up, then, we've got... engineers and architects 3.9%. information technology workers earned 4.4%. median publishing made a come back with pay of 4.6%. that is dan and -- anyway. marketing up 4 p.2%. why everyone is celebrating in our sales division. we've heard of dharz drive themselves but what a
noyes runs into trouble when he went digging into the crash. and michael finney with some property tax advice how to avoid paying more than what you owe. those stories and more for you coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> world news is coming up next. i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm dan ashley. from all of us here, >>> this is "world news." tonight, gabby's fight. two years after the shooting in tucson, we sit down with former congresswoman gabby giffords and mark kelly. their news about stopping gun violence. and what we learned about the best and worst part of her day. >>> tinderbox. the historic inferno blazing tonight. and a warning. how americans should prepare for the new record-breaking heat. >>> restaurant reality. the menu gives calorie counts. we have a test in the lab. >>> and, secret lives. a new camera revealing truly surprising things rare animals do and say by the light of the moon. watch it tonight. >>> good evening.
coming up. >> the super bowl gamble. you have a chance of winning a pizza. michael finney has details as abc 7 news >>> take a look at this. stuck on the cliff. rescuers rushed to help a surfer off ocean beach and sought refuge there. the coast guard decided lifting by helicopter is too risky. they asked him to jump in and they had rescuers help guide him to safety. paramedics checked him out, he was tired but okay. >> today the search continues for one two of san francisco men who drowned in hawaii on friday. the 47-year-old was swept into the water off a rocky shore friday this, is from basebook. -- facebook. baker was with four friends. the body recovered saturday morning. thursday, he post aid photo of san francisco on his facebook page as he left for vacation wrote bye, bye, beautiful sf, see new a week. sadly nompblgts the search is happening on the north shore of kuaui. the group was exploring along the shore line. >> police looking for help identifying an armed robber who took a shoot employees in a cell phone and check cashing store. surveillance video shows when this man ent
. >> coming up michael finney, the best buy coupon offer too good to be true. >> and bay area city council meeting neld a park tonight so leaders can decide whether to ban leaf blowers from streets. >> live from the roof of the abc 7 broadcast center we have weather changes coming up. how about rain? i'll show when you you'll need umbrellas. coming up. >> thank you. and a local lawmaker qum a plan to eliminate plastic bags from california. abc 7 news at 5:0 >>> san francisco police hope this photograph will help them catch two bank robbers. photo on left shows january 4th got a good, clean shot. the photo on the right shows a second man who stood watch. thin with information is asked to call the san francisco police major crimes unit. you can find those numbers on abc 7 >> oakland police arrested a man for shining a laser at our own sky 7 hd helicopter twice while sky 7 hd was covering the officer involved shooting. mr. there, you can seat laser. you can see the man standing and watching the chopper before police take him into custody. these are very dangerous for safety hazards,
here and in the big easy. that is at 49ers win. >> and we have more coming up. michael finney with some good news for fans we're trying to get their2rkváickets. >> and where landlords need to clean up pesky bed bugs. >> i'm sandhya patel. more of this and milder temperatures but when will rain return? i'll answer that question when i come back. >>> house minority leader nans ease pelosi led a celebration marking the anniversary two of significant pieces of legislation. pelosi and george miller commemorated fourth anniversary of the lilly ledveter fair pay act. both lawmakers call the bills landmark pieces of legislation trance forming lives of families and women. miller offered the bill which was the first piece of legislation the president signed after taking office in 2009. >> some very important consumer news, did you know you've been having as much as $700,000 owd to you and not know bit? >> yes. what you need to know to clean that money. >> yes. we've done a ton of stories on this reminding people, well, you've likely heard my reports. and maybe, maybe this information will change
roller coaster in the world. >> and gearing up for the super bowl, michael finney has tips to keep you party hopping and on budget as well. that is at 6:00. don't wait for y to save on a new mattress. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> a military veteran is suing boy scouts for sex abuse he says took place while he was a teenager. he said abuse began in 1978 when he was 14 years old accusing a scout master of getting him tokn strip naked in a mobile home as a survival drill. he says he came forward to encourage other victims to speak out about what happened. >> you're not alone this, is not your fault. it's okay to talk about it. and have you nothing to be ashamed about.
do with your old phone. put it it to good use. i'm michael finney. >> ama: award season is here but can lincoln stand up to the hype? >> leigh: i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. we'll check in on live doppler 7hd before we say goodbye >> ama: 60% of americans have at least one cell phone sitting in a drawer not being used. 10% of us have four or more phones gathering dust. michael finney has a look how to pout put -- put those phones to work. >> did crowd receive a new phone for your gift and griping about your monthly bail? imagine being one of these guys. we make our troops overseas pay to call home. imagine worrying about the enemy and a phone bill. as it turns out your old phone can help with that. brittany is the cofounder of cell phones for soldiers. >> we collect used cell phones and recycle them and then with the may we purchase calling cards we send to the troops. so, we're always looking for people to send us their old cell phones when they have to get a new one. >> you expect cell phones for soldiers to be awash in old phones, there's some so many out there, but the org
up for you. >> i'm michael finney looking to get back in shape for the new year and need help? we'll put popular >>> there are changes coming tomorrow for east bay shoppers. new year's day will mark the end of a plastic bag in alameda county stores this is a growing trend in the bay and across the nation as well. laura anthony joins us live from oakland. laura? >>&(ñe well, this safeway has a sign on the door saying starting tomorrow, these bags will be a thing of the past here. and we found many folks who support the ban there were some who were unaware, or unhappy.0 this is the last day these bags will be exiting the store in oakland. kurt sif a new ordinance banning them effective january 1. not every shopper welcomes the change. >> do you think gits to get rid of these? >> do you think it's good? no. i mean, these are plastic bags. people don't bring bag autos others think they can adjust by bringing their own reusable bags, or purchasing paper ones for 10 cents each it will be a new habit. people will be -- it will be difficult but something everything does. >> at village m
online games. >> you can contact michael finney on as well as on twitter at m finney. >> taking a look at traffic outside, boy this, is a new year's day treat for anyone on the road right now. looking good. larry and i will be back with 1111111g >>> first baby born in the bay area was born at the stroke of midnight in antioch. and delivered by its family members. we're live at sutter delta medical center with more on what was an incredible delivery. >> that is right. little harley sparks born here after 12 hours of labor and j]rgg doctor is his own great grandmother. >> i delivered him. >> she couldn't have imagined a better new year's day gift. a new great grandson she delivered herself. >> she came to visit for christmas. and was having contractions so we couldn't send her home. and... she has been laboring fu sunday night. >> when it became clear her son owe would need to be delivered by c section, she proceeded. >> i i was shaking the whole time she. was scared about the c section part. it was less scary knowing grandma was with her. >> at stroke ever midnight, ja
while at the school. >> still to come at 6:00, michael finney on the demands being made by homeowners for solar panel autos what they're planning to do if >>> looks like water rates could be go be up for some east bay residents. the board of directors could vote ochb a plan to raise water rates by 3.5%. officials say more money is needed if this is aproufed average single family president dents can expect to pay.$27 per month. the public hearing is set to begin at 7:30. >> 7 on your side is hearing complaints from a lot of homeowners who have solar panel autos many say they're paid too little for the power they feed to the grid.< pg&e say rates are set by regulators. >> sounds like a case for michael finney. >> there is more folks than you know. 150,000 customers have solar panels and power off sets their bills however, many producing much more than they use. by law, their credits wiped out at the end of the year. so,? say that is a give away and now, they're plugging in more appliances in an effort to use up energy. >> mary makes good use of the sun that beats down on her house, she
. >> i'm michael finney f your new year's resolution is to lose weight, i'll let you >>> britain's prince yim took on on a rescue mission. he pilots a rescue helicopter. his chopper lifted off 15 minutes into the nur year to look for a man when had been swept out to sea. the skprins crew spent 90 minutes in the air battling 50 called off that search.. guard!h back in 2011 prince william describes his job as exciting and unpredictable. >> taking a look at healthy living news, federal government approved first antidiarrhea drug designed for aids and hiv patients. many patients suffer from that side affect when taking some of the drug cocktail that's battle aids and hiv. causing many to change their medications or stop taking them. this drug aims to treat diarrhea not caused by a virus, bacteria or parasite. >> having too many doctors could be bad for your health. new research found in one study, 40 doctors treated a patient a mysterious condition andá/s ordered 25 tests every day. the doctors say they're waiting for the colleagues to figure out what is wrong with the patient. >> every year
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